Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman called to shut down the Israeli embassy in the Irish capital Dublin, Thursday, in response to the Irish Senate’s decision to boycott Israeli settlements products.
Nation Radio reported that on Wednesday evening the Irish ambassador in Tel Aviv was summoned to the Israeli Foreign Ministry in after the Irish Senate took the decision.
The decision to summon the Irish ambassador came after the Israeli Foreign Ministry issued a statement, describing the bill passed by the Irish Senate as dangerous, extremist and anti-Israeli.
The communique mentioned also that the decision would
The Irish Senate voted on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would punish anyone who imports or assists in the importation or sale of Israeli goods or offers services to Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories since 1967.
The bill also penalizes all those who participate in or play a role in the exploitation of natural resources in the occupied Palestinian territories and their territorial waters.
The bill, submitted by independent Senator Francis Black, was passed by 25 votes against 20 rejections and 14 abstentions.
Source: Palestine Chronicle